History UsefulNotes / AlbertEinstein

25th Jul '17 5:01:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Einstein builds a time machine shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and uses it to go back in time and [[strike: kill]] remove Adolf Hitler from time long before the war. [[AlternateHistory It worked]]. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Sort of]].
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', set after the original time travel event, the Russians use a new time machine to erase Einstein in 1927, before the original time travel event, but after Einstein removed Hitler from time itself (1924).

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In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', Einstein builds a time machine shortly after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and uses it to go back in time and [[strike: kill]] remove Adolf Hitler from time long before the war. [[AlternateHistory It worked]]. [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Sort of]].
* ** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', set after the original time travel event, the Russians use a new time machine to erase Einstein in 1927, before the original time travel event, but after Einstein removed Hitler from time itself (1924).
25th Jul '17 5:00:45 PM Morgenthaler
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Born in Ulm, Germany, Einstein was the son of an engineer. He was gifted in math and science from an early age. (The urban legend that he failed mathematics in high school was completely untrue. He did fail the entrance examination to The Zürich Institute of Technology, [[CripplingOverspecialization because the exam was in]] ''[[CripplingOverspecialization French]]'', [[CripplingOverspecialization a language he read poorly]][[note]]On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Wernher von Braun]] ''did'' fail ninth-grade algebra, so you can use that to cheer your kid up about bad grades if you like. UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison and Creator/StanleyKubrick also did poorly in school, so they're also good for encouragement.[[/note]]) [[TeenGenius He first started thinking about relativity at the age of 16]], as he tried to imagine how a light wave would look if he traveled with it at the speed of light.[[note]]The idea of relativity was sort of "in the air" when Einstein was growing up in TheGayNineties, as the similarly-multitalented Austrian Ernst Mach was articulating it at the time. There is no question, however, that Einstein's contributions were revolutionary [[/note]]

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Born in Ulm, Germany, Einstein was the son of an engineer. He was gifted in math and science from an early age. (The urban legend that he failed mathematics in high school was completely untrue. He did fail the entrance examination to The Zürich Institute of Technology, [[CripplingOverspecialization because the exam was in]] ''[[CripplingOverspecialization French]]'', [[CripplingOverspecialization a language he read poorly]][[note]]On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Wernher von Braun]] ''did'' fail ninth-grade algebra, so you can use that to cheer your kid up about bad grades if you like. UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison and Creator/StanleyKubrick also did poorly in school, so they're also good for encouragement.[[/note]]) [[TeenGenius He first started thinking about relativity at the age of 16]], as he tried to imagine how a light wave would look if he traveled with it at the speed of light.[[note]]The idea of relativity was sort of "in the air" when Einstein was growing up in TheGayNineties, as the similarly-multitalented Austrian Ernst Mach was articulating it at the time. There is no question, however, that Einstein's contributions were revolutionary [[/note]]



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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', an {{Expy}} of Einstein named Dr. Albert Zweinstein appeared in several episodes.

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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Albert Einstein, alongside Goddard and Tesla, built the first rocket ship and flew it to Mars. Later he built a long distance space ship and left the solar system entirely, becoming the only human to do so.

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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Albert Einstein, alongside Goddard and Tesla, built the first rocket ship and flew it to Mars. Later he built a long distance space ship and left the solar system entirely, becoming the only human to do so.

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9th Jul '17 6:56:53 PM IuraCivium
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* Einstein naturally figures as the main focus in ''Theatre/EinsteinOnTheBeach''. One of the orchestral violinists is even employed to dress as Einstein, crazy hair and all.
4th Jul '17 7:03:20 PM system
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4th Jul '17 6:49:37 PM IuraCivium
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* Einstein has often been accused of plagiarism. It is true that other scientists had written about relativity before Einstein. In fact, relativity as a concept is first considered by ''Galileo'' in 1632, although Galileo's work didn't include anything like time slowing down as you speed up or lengths contracting. It was [[CoolOldGuy Hendrik Lorentz]] that first came up with the idea that light speed is constant, and it was [[TheSmartGuy Henri Poincare]] who originally came up with the equation E = mc[[superscript:2]], only he wrote it as "m = E/c[[superscript:2]]". But to Einstein's credit, he was the only person to realize that relativity can be applied to the entire universe. Also, Lorentz and Poincare made very different physical assumptions than Einstein - namely the existence of a perfect reference point and the [[ScienceMarchesOn Luminiferous Aether]]. Though Lorentz and Einstein would become friends, Einstein never got over (what he perceived to be) Poincare's scientific conservatism.

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* Einstein has often been accused of plagiarism. It is true that other scientists had written about relativity before Einstein. In fact, relativity as a concept is first considered by ''Galileo'' in 1632, although Galileo's work didn't include anything like time slowing down as you speed up or lengths contracting. It was [[CoolOldGuy Hendrik Lorentz]] that first came up with the idea that light speed is constant, and it was [[TheSmartGuy Henri Poincare]] who originally came up with the equation E = mc[[superscript:2]], only he wrote it as "m = E/c[[superscript:2]]". But to Einstein's credit, he was the only person to realize that relativity can be applied to the entire cinematic universe. Also, Lorentz and Poincare made very different physical assumptions than Einstein - namely the existence of a perfect reference point and the [[ScienceMarchesOn Luminiferous Aether]]. Though Lorentz and Einstein would become friends, Einstein never got over (what he perceived to be) Poincare's scientific conservatism.



* His views about religion were complex, though he called himself an [[{{UsefulNotes/Agnosticism}} agnostic]] and specifically denounced the idea of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_god personal god]] (that is, one that is relatable to humans, as opposed to an impersonal force). He was a member of the American Humanist Association and can mostly be called as a humanist who was influenced by Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and believed in Spinoza's definition of God, which is ambiguous and somewhat... well, rather different from the norm. Spinoza posited an impersonal, amoral, non-sapient god in a kind of [[UsefulNotes/{{Pantheism}} pantheism]], in which God permeates and transcends nature. Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.

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* His views about religion were complex, though he called himself an [[{{UsefulNotes/Agnosticism}} agnostic]] and specifically denounced the idea of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_god personal god]] (that is, one that is relatable to humans, as opposed to an impersonal force). He was a member of the American Humanist Association and can mostly be called as a humanist who was influenced by Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and believed in Spinoza's definition of God, which is ambiguous and somewhat... well, rather different from the norm. Spinoza posited an impersonal, amoral, non-sapient god in a kind of [[UsefulNotes/{{Pantheism}} pantheism]], in which God permeates and transcends nature. Einstein did say that he considered most of the beliefs of organized religion to be childish, but [[JesusWasWayCool he liked the teachings of Christ and Buddha]]. Regardless of his beliefs on religion, Einstein truly believed that the cinematic universe was a perfect clockwork where all pieces could be predicted exactly. The emergence of quantum physics, which Einstein had ironically directly influenced, was an idea that Einstein bitterly disliked. He spent much of his later career unsuccessfully attempting to prove quantum theory wrong.



* In the ''Literature/HeecheeSaga'' future, Robinette Broadhead has an A.I. created to be Einstein. Every single writing by and about Einstein is used to create an A.I. as close to the real thing as possible. This [[HeroicBSOD creates a problem later on]] when the A.I. discovers that God really does play dice with the universe.

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* In the ''Literature/HeecheeSaga'' future, Robinette Broadhead has an A.I. created to be Einstein. Every single writing by and about Einstein is used to create an A.I. as close to the real thing as possible. This [[HeroicBSOD creates a problem later on]] when the A.I. discovers that God really does play dice with the cinematic universe.



* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', Einstein's quote "God does not play dice with the universe" is referenced during a discussion on whether or not there's a god of magic (which leads to the inevitable [[RandomNumberGod comparison to rolling dice]]).

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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', Einstein's quote "God does not play dice with the cinematic universe" is referenced during a discussion on whether or not there's a god of magic (which leads to the inevitable [[RandomNumberGod comparison to rolling dice]]).



--->'''Einstein:''' The uncertainty principle will not help you now, Stephen. Hm? All the quantum fluctuations in the universe will not change the cards in your hand. I call. You are bluffing. And you will lose!\\

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--->'''Einstein:''' The uncertainty principle will not help you now, Stephen. Hm? All the quantum fluctuations in the cinematic universe will not change the cards in your hand. I call. You are bluffing. And you will lose!\\




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* ''Theatre/EinsteinOnTheBeach'' is about the life and work of Einstein. One of the violinists in the orchestra is employed to dress like Einstein, hair and all, and feature on or near the stage.
3rd Jul '17 6:11:33 AM jormis29
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* The opera EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH by Phillp Glass (premiered 1976). Not a speaking or singing role but Einstein appears playing a violin.

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* The opera EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH ''Theatre/EinsteinOnTheBeach'' by Phillp Glass (premiered 1976). Not a speaking or singing role but Einstein appears playing a violin.
25th May '17 10:13:13 AM catmom
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* The opera EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH by Phillp Glass (premiered 1976). Not a speaking or singing role but Einstein appears playing a violin.
8th May '17 3:25:06 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Genius}}'', a Creator/NationalGeographicChannel biograhic series starring Creator/GeoffreyRush as Einstein.

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* ''Series/{{Genius}}'', a Creator/NationalGeographicChannel biograhic biographic series starring Creator/GeoffreyRush as Einstein.




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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': In "I Know Who You Are", H.R. mentions that Einstein exists on Earth-19 and is pretty much the same as in Earth-1, but his first name is Norbert.
14th Apr '17 5:07:22 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Genius}}'', a Creator/NationalGeographicChannel biograhic series starring Creator/GeoffreyRush as Einstein.
5th Apr '17 1:27:37 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Jimmy Neutron admires Einstein. In one episode he was inspired to be a model hall monitor after finding out from his principal that Einstein was a hall monitor as a kid. It was later reviled that the hall monitor that his principal was talking about was actually [[spoiler:the principal's sister, Eunice, who looks like Einstein]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Jimmy Neutron admires Einstein. In one episode he was inspired to be a model hall monitor after finding out from his principal that Einstein was a hall monitor as a kid. It was later reviled revealed that the hall monitor that his principal was talking about was actually [[spoiler:the principal's sister, Eunice, who looks like Einstein]].
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